[Rd] Numerics behind splineDesign

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Jul 31 15:46:20 CEST 2012

Well, I would first check the references given in the Help file!.
That's what they're for, no?  Hastie's book is likely to more complete
on the algebra, I think.

You might also be interested in the relevant chapters of Friedman,
Hastie, et. al "The Elements of Statistical Learning Theory," which
might be a gentler exposition of the math.

Of course, the code (or a suitable exposition of it, which may not
exist) is the ultimate reference.

-- Bert

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nathaniel Smith <njs <at> pobox.com> writes:
>> I find myself needing to be able to reproduce the spline bases that R
>> computes when using ns() and bs() -- but without using R. Before I go
>> diving headfirst into the C code in
>> ./src/library/splines/src/splines.c, are there any simpler references
>> anyone might recommend?
>  [snip]
>   Some of this stuff *might* be in the "White Book" (Statistical
> Models in S, ed Chambers & Hastie (esp. chapter 7?)
>   Ben Bolker
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